Reviews and Problems with Samsung Ativ Book 5 / NP530U3C / NP540U3C
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Nice Ultrabook at a reasonable price with Windows 8
9 August 2013
Summary: Like it with the Windows 8 but sometimes the touch feature doesn't operate and I have to log off and back on. The numbers pad is only on top and not on the side as well which would make it easier to enter numbers... Also, the charger already broke on me; it broke at the base where you plug it into the laptop....Be careful that is doesn't stretch too far while charging, but I found a new one at a reasonable price on ebay. Overall, I like it!
Summary: Bought this laptop as I needed a portable one with a reasonably sized screen that I felt would be reliable. I have had a Samsung laptop before that gave me years of good service, and after repairing the screen continues to do so, just needed something that I felt was newer and more reliable. The screen size and brightness is lovely. the size is compact but not too small, the HDD size at 500GB is just right, I'm not into cloud storage.
Summary: I like the look and feel of the laptop and that it's so light. It does take some getting used to though with the touch screen and windows 8 but that's a user education piece. I like the keyboard. It takes time to get used to working the apps as opposed to the web pages but I really like it.Great screen resolution too for videos etc.
Summary: I have just bought a refurbished unit from laptops direct and I must says its possible the best laptop I have ever had. 1) The 500GB HD/ 24GB SSD combination makes it boot unbelievably fast from cold 2) Speed is good enough for anything except high performance games 3) Made me love Windows 8, which I still hate on my big games PC with 27" monitor 4) Very light, so very portable 5) Good battery life 6) Compared to my works Dell laptop it has the same keyboard size, 0.66"...
Couldn't live without my Samsung Series 5 Ultra 530U3C
17 August 2013
Excerpt: "...the conclusion of having the Samsung Series 5 Ultra book 530U3C. The competitor in this market was the manufacturer HP and from past laptops I had from HP I decided that would see what other manufacturers were offering. Along with the specification of the laptop I decided this laptop would be the one from the offer that Samsung were providing at the time of ‘£100 cashback’. At first I thought they would be giving it off the price however it turned ...
Pros: Stylish, fast, lightweight , user - friendly, efficient
Touchscreen is wonderful, but better options available, especially for the price.
James Templeton, Amazon
18 July 2013
Summary: For the money, this laptop is possibly slightly overpriced. It is nice to look it, good build quality and the touchscreen is very responsive and a great show-off aspect of the laptop. Along with the general portable size of the laptop it makes for a brilliant travel companion. The screen resolution is a low 1366*768 but that is more than enough for general use and this laptop doesnt have the clout for any real games that would utilize higher resolutions than that anyhow.
Summary: This is a fine ultrabook, but see if you can get the model with the i5-3317 processor instead of the i3-3217U for the same price. If not, this will be fine unless you want to play video games. Four stars because of the uncertainty over the wireless adapter (see my review of the other model for an explanation).
W7 almost ultra book with a hybrid drive at a great price
Mike L, Amazon
29 April 2013
Summary: I wanted a 13.3" ultrabook with Windows 7, and this fitted the bill. First of all the hybrid drive really does work and the computer boots in under five seconds (once you have enabled "fast boot"). Samsung have built their own hybrid by placing 6GB of dedicated RAM in parallel with a conventional 500 GB drive, which is not partitioned into useless "program" and "data" partitions.